Queensland has recorded six COVID-19 deaths and 3,750 new cases in the latest reporting period. Of the deaths one person was in their 50s, one in their 60s, one in their 80s and two in their 90s. Three were in aged care.
There are currently 484 people in public hospitals, 40 people in ICU and 20 people on ventilators. The total number of COVID deaths in aged care facilities has now reached 200 in Queensland.
Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said there had not been a significant increase in cases in school aged children, since face-to-face learning had resumed.
“Five hundred and twenty-seven in the 5 to 11 age group, and 436 in the 12 to 17 age group.” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the time was “getting closer” when the daily press conferences on case numbers would no longer be needed.
“Not quite there yet but I think we’re very close if we continue to see this trend happening for the next few days,” she said.